Not only is chrome fast at loading content, but google has been rolling out features left and right that may get overlooked if you are keeping your finger on the pulse. After using Chrome in a meeting to show off some new cool Lunch.com product stuff several of my fellow Lunchers asked about several of the chrome tools I was using. I decided to stop being selfish and share this my finds with others. If you aware of some of the supper cool tools that make your day to day easier.
Pinned Tabs Not just loading tabs but tabs that are always pinned to the browser for quick and easy access to your favorite website, like a specific lunch community or your personalized lunch home page.
To get pinned tabs simply open the browser to the content you like and right click on the tab then click 'Pin tab'.
Extensions Chrome extension make it easy to add features to the browser like Firefox plugins but much better (they aren't in the slow moving, slow to load, always updating browser called firefox) There are many, but my go to is Gmail checker plus, it supports with basic gmail or Google apps email.
Application Shortcuts My favorite, I can add shortcuts to web tools to my desktop, task bar, or start menu for quick and easy access. The only downside to this is that it opens the app in a new, limited browser window (I'm still looking for config settings.)
To add a page as an application go to the page control icon on the right of the browser and click the link 'create application shortcuts...' then select where to add them.
Goolge has been getting reemed lately for having a tone of cash and rolling out crappy product after crappy product (Buzz, Wave). I think Chrome is there best product since gmail it's just a far superior browser that makes cloud computing much easier and much more natural. (i.e. how we have been trained to interface with software).
Hope these help and let me know if you find any other really cool and useful tricks on Chrome.
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